Dominican amber, El Valle locality (AMNH coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Toca Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Older dates for Dominican amber were Upper Eocene or Oligocene, but it is now dated as Miocene.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: V. B. Golub and Y. A. Popov. 2000. New Cenozoic lace bugs (Heteroptera: Tingidae). Paleontological Journal 34(Suppl 3):S290-S297 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 125970: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.03.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Tingidae
Leptopharsa evsyunini n. sp. Golub and Popov 2000 lace bug
AMNH DR-10-44
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Brachypogon (Isohelea) dominicanus5 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) sp.6 Kieffer 1917 biting midge
AMNH DR-6-23, DR-6-42
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) antilleana6 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
AMNH DR-6-42
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) chrysosuccinea n. sp.6 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
AMNH DR-6-35
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) domibicolor6 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
AMNH DR-6-127
 Diptera - Drosophilidae
Miomyia io n. gen. n. sp.2
Miomyia io n. gen. n. sp.2 Grimaldi 1987 fruit fly
 Diptera - Tephritidae
Protortalotrypeta grimaldii n. gen. n. sp.4 Norrbom 1994 fruit fly
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Archicratyna arcana3 Mohrig and Röschmann 2005 dark-winged fungus gnat
AMNH DR-5-56
 Diptera - Scatopsidae
Procolobostema roseni1 Amorim 1998 minute black scavenger fly
AMNH DR-6-43, DR-6-40